Period
to 29 July 2021

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in London with a requirement for NFS skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered in vacancies that have cited NFS over the 6 months to 29 July 2021 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Note that daily and hourly rates are treated separately in these statistics. When calculating contractor rate percentiles, daily rates are never derived from quoted hourly rates or vice versa.

Network File System (NFS)
England > London
6 months to
29 Jul 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 495 378 571
Rank change year-on-year -117 +193 -17
Contract jobs citing NFS 38 14 28
As % of all contract jobs advertised in London 0.13% 0.088% 0.069%
As % of the System Software category 0.91% 0.59% 0.44%
Number of daily rates quoted 26 12 15
10th Percentile £400 £266 "
25th Percentile £463 £338 £413
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £523 £444 £450
Median % change year-on-year +17.75% -1.39% -
75th Percentile £633 £506 £577
90th Percentile £706 £543 £633
England median daily rate £475 £450 £430
% change year-on-year +5.56% +4.65% +0.58%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 1
10th Percentile " " "
25th Percentile £68.75 " £40.87
Median hourly rate £72.50 - £41.75
75th Percentile £76.25 " £42.62
90th Percentile " " "
England median hourly rate £43.31 - £41.75

NFS is in the System Software category. The following table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all contract job vacancies advertised in London with a requirement for system software skills.

All System Software Skills
London
Contract vacancies with a requirement for system software skills 4,184 2,392 6,325
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in London 13.92% 15.07% 15.67%
Number of daily rates quoted 3,072 1,754 4,634
10th Percentile £350 £277 £213
25th Percentile £450 £413 £413
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £525 £500 £525
Median % change year-on-year +5.00% -4.76% +5.00%
75th Percentile £625 £600 £600
90th Percentile £700 £650 £675
England median daily rate £500 £475 £475
% change year-on-year +5.26% - +5.56%
Number of hourly rates quoted 27 33 93
10th Percentile £15.65 £12.42 £12.76
25th Percentile £20.00 £14.50 £16.08
Median hourly rate £30.00 £20.00 £21.00
Median % change year-on-year +50.00% -4.76% +5.00%
75th Percentile £50.50 £40.75 £34.51
90th Percentile £69.40 £47.83 £47.83
England median hourly rate £17.60 £17.35 £16.50
% change year-on-year +1.47% +5.12% -

NFS
Job Vacancy Trend in London

Job postings citing NFS as a proportion of all IT jobs advertised in London.

Job vacancy trend for NFS in London

NFS
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in London

3-month moving average daily rate quoted in jobs citing NFS in London.

Daily rate trend for NFS in London

NFS
Daily Rate Histogram in London

Daily rate distribution for jobs citing NFS in London over the 6 months to 29 July 2021.

Daily rate histogram for NFS in London

NFS
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in London

3-month moving average hourly rates quoted in jobs citing NFS in London.

Hourly rate trend for NFS in London

NFS
Contract Job Locations in London

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing NFS within the London region over the 6 months to 29 July 2021. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 6 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Past 6 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Central London - 4 £475 - 3
NFS
England

For the 6 months to 29 July 2021, IT contractor jobs citing NFS also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the absolute number co-occurrences and as a proportion of all contract job ads across the London region with a requirement for NFS.

1 31 (81.58%) VMware
2 30 (78.95%) Linux
2 30 (78.95%) VMware Infrastructure
3 26 (68.42%) Ansible
4 25 (65.79%) NetApp
5 24 (63.16%) Windows
6 22 (57.89%) iSCSI
7 21 (55.26%) Oracle
7 21 (55.26%) EMC
7 21 (55.26%) SAN
7 21 (55.26%) GCP
7 21 (55.26%) NAS
8 19 (50.00%) GitHub
8 19 (50.00%) DNS
8 19 (50.00%) Terraform
9 18 (47.37%) Microsoft
9 18 (47.37%) Azure
10 16 (42.11%) Puppet
10 16 (42.11%) Tomcat
11 15 (39.47%) WAN
11 15 (39.47%) Solaris
11 15 (39.47%) TCP/IP
11 15 (39.47%) Kubernetes
12 14 (36.84%) Docker
12 14 (36.84%) Jenkins
12 14 (36.84%) AWS
12 14 (36.84%) Cisco
12 14 (36.84%) Google
12 14 (36.84%) Finance
13 13 (34.21%) Clustering

NFS
Co-occurring IT Skills in London by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 16 (42.11%) Tomcat
2 11 (28.95%) Confluence
2 11 (28.95%) WebSphere
2 11 (28.95%) WebSphere Application Server
3 6 (15.79%) IIS
4 5 (13.16%) Apache
4 5 (13.16%) MS Exchange
4 5 (13.16%) SharePoint
5 1 (2.63%) SAS
Applications
1 8 (21.05%) Microsoft Office
2 5 (13.16%) MS Visio
Cloud Services
1 21 (55.26%) GCP
2 19 (50.00%) GitHub
3 18 (47.37%) Azure
4 14 (36.84%) AWS
5 11 (28.95%) IaaS
6 7 (18.42%) PaaS
7 6 (15.79%) Microsoft 365
8 4 (10.53%) SaaS
9 3 (7.89%) Cloud Computing
9 3 (7.89%) Cloud Run
9 3 (7.89%) OpenShift
10 2 (5.26%) Amazon ECS
11 1 (2.63%) Amazon ELB
11 1 (2.63%) Azure Active Directory
11 1 (2.63%) Mimecast
11 1 (2.63%) OneDrive
Communications & Networking
1 22 (57.89%) iSCSI
2 21 (55.26%) NAS
2 21 (55.26%) SAN
3 19 (50.00%) DNS
4 15 (39.47%) TCP/IP
4 15 (39.47%) WAN
5 13 (34.21%) Fibre Channel
6 11 (28.95%) Cisco Nexus
6 11 (28.95%) FCoE
6 11 (28.95%) LAN
6 11 (28.95%) Multicast
7 10 (26.32%) Firewall
8 7 (18.42%) DHCP
9 6 (15.79%) SSL
10 5 (13.16%) HTTP
10 5 (13.16%) NetScaler
11 4 (10.53%) Internet
11 4 (10.53%) Kerberos
12 3 (7.89%) VLAN
13 1 (2.63%) NGN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 13 (34.21%) SQL Server
2 6 (15.79%) Hadoop
2 6 (15.79%) HBase
2 6 (15.79%) MongoDB
3 2 (5.26%) NoSQL
3 2 (5.26%) PostgreSQL
4 1 (2.63%) Oracle Database
Development Applications
1 14 (36.84%) Jenkins
2 12 (31.58%) JIRA
3 11 (28.95%) Sonatype Nexus
4 6 (15.79%) Git (software)
5 4 (10.53%) Subversion
5 4 (10.53%) TeamCity
6 2 (5.26%) Bitbucket
6 2 (5.26%) Serena SBM
7 1 (2.63%) Artifactory
7 1 (2.63%) Gradle
General
1 14 (36.84%) Finance
2 12 (31.58%) Social Skills
3 8 (21.05%) Banking
4 4 (10.53%) Organisational Skills
4 4 (10.53%) Public Sector
5 3 (7.89%) Automotive
5 3 (7.89%) Influencing Skills
5 3 (7.89%) Retail
6 2 (5.26%) Analytical Skills
6 2 (5.26%) Retail Banking
7 1 (2.63%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 16 (42.11%) Architect
2 9 (23.68%) Solutions Architect
3 8 (21.05%) Infrastructure Architect
4 6 (15.79%) Administrator
4 6 (15.79%) Infrastructure Solutions Architect
4 6 (15.79%) Technical Architect
5 5 (13.16%) Infrastructure Engineer
5 5 (13.16%) VMware Architect
6 4 (10.53%) Linux Administrator
6 4 (10.53%) Linux Engineer
6 4 (10.53%) Systems Administrator
7 3 (7.89%) Cloud Engineer
7 3 (7.89%) DevOps Engineer
7 3 (7.89%) Linux Systems Administrator
8 2 (5.26%) AWS Architect
8 2 (5.26%) AWS Solutions Architect
8 2 (5.26%) Banking Infrastructure Architect
8 2 (5.26%) Windows Engineer
8 2 (5.26%) Windows Infrastructure Engineer
9 1 (2.63%) AWS Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 12 (31.58%) Middleware
2 7 (18.42%) LDAP
3 3 (7.89%) Elastic Stack
4 2 (5.26%) HTML
4 2 (5.26%) REST
4 2 (5.26%) XML
4 2 (5.26%) XSLT
Miscellaneous
1 13 (34.21%) Clustering
2 9 (23.68%) Public Cloud
3 8 (21.05%) Data Centre
4 6 (15.79%) Replication
5 4 (10.53%) Driving Licence
6 1 (2.63%) EMC VMAX
6 1 (2.63%) Grid Computing
6 1 (2.63%) IBM Storwize
6 1 (2.63%) Video\Live Streaming
Operating Systems
1 30 (78.95%) Linux
2 24 (63.16%) Windows
3 15 (39.47%) Solaris
4 8 (21.05%) Unix
5 7 (18.42%) Windows Server 2016
6 6 (15.79%) Windows Server 2019
7 5 (13.16%) VMS
7 5 (13.16%) Windows 10
8 4 (10.53%) CentOS
8 4 (10.53%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 4 (10.53%) Ubuntu
9 3 (7.89%) Windows Server
9 3 (7.89%) Windows Server 2012
10 2 (5.26%) Data ONTAP
10 2 (5.26%) SUSE
10 2 (5.26%) Windows Server 2008
11 1 (2.63%) Oracle Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 13 (34.21%) Continuous Integration
1 13 (34.21%) Performance Tuning
2 12 (31.58%) Continuous Delivery
3 10 (26.32%) Benchmarking
4 9 (23.68%) DevOps
4 9 (23.68%) High Availability
4 9 (23.68%) Infrastructure as Code
4 9 (23.68%) Load Balancing
5 8 (21.05%) Architectural Design
5 8 (21.05%) Infrastructure Engineering
6 6 (15.79%) Capacity Planning
7 5 (13.16%) Agile Software Development
7 5 (13.16%) Configuration Management
8 4 (10.53%) Customer Engagement
8 4 (10.53%) Customer Requirements
8 4 (10.53%) Disaster Recovery
8 4 (10.53%) E-Commerce
8 4 (10.53%) Kernel Tuning
8 4 (10.53%) Site Reliability Engineering
8 4 (10.53%) Storage Management
Programming Languages
1 13 (34.21%) SQL
2 12 (31.58%) Java
3 10 (26.32%) Bash Shell
4 9 (23.68%) Python
5 5 (13.16%) PowerShell
6 4 (10.53%) JavaScript
6 4 (10.53%) Perl
7 3 (7.89%) Go
8 2 (5.26%) Ruby
8 2 (5.26%) Shell Script
9 1 (2.63%) C
9 1 (2.63%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 4 (10.53%) DV Cleared
1 4 (10.53%) SC Cleared
1 4 (10.53%) Security Cleared
2 1 (2.63%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (10.53%) QA
2 2 (5.26%) GDPR
2 2 (5.26%) Sarbanes-Oxley
3 1 (2.63%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 30 (78.95%) VMware Infrastructure
2 14 (36.84%) Docker
3 13 (34.21%) Active Directory
4 12 (31.58%) Hyper-V
5 11 (28.95%) KVM
5 11 (28.95%) SRDF
5 11 (28.95%) Xen
6 8 (21.05%) VMware ESXi
7 6 (15.79%) Oracle RAC
8 4 (10.53%) Veritas File System
8 4 (10.53%) Veritas Volume Manager
8 4 (10.53%) vSphere
9 3 (7.89%) Slurm Workload Manager
9 3 (7.89%) Virtual Servers
10 2 (5.26%) Ceph
10 2 (5.26%) Virtual Machines
10 2 (5.26%) XenApp
11 1 (2.63%) Firmware
11 1 (2.63%) Samba
11 1 (2.63%) Veritas Cluster Server
Systems Management
1 26 (68.42%) Ansible
2 19 (50.00%) Terraform
3 16 (42.11%) Puppet
4 15 (39.47%) Kubernetes
5 5 (13.16%) FortiGate
5 5 (13.16%) Istio
5 5 (13.16%) Prometheus
6 4 (10.53%) Control-M
6 4 (10.53%) EMC NetWorker
6 4 (10.53%) Failover Clustering
6 4 (10.53%) Opscode Chef
6 4 (10.53%) QRadar
6 4 (10.53%) Red Hat Satellite
6 4 (10.53%) Tivoli
6 4 (10.53%) Tivoli Storage Manager
6 4 (10.53%) vCenter Server
7 3 (7.89%) Grafana
7 3 (7.89%) Knative
7 3 (7.89%) Netcool
8 2 (5.26%) linkerd
Vendors
1 31 (81.58%) VMware
2 25 (65.79%) NetApp
3 21 (55.26%) EMC
3 21 (55.26%) Oracle
4 18 (47.37%) Microsoft
5 14 (36.84%) Cisco
5 14 (36.84%) Google
6 13 (34.21%) Red Hat
7 9 (23.68%) IBM
8 8 (21.05%) F5
9 7 (18.42%) Citrix
9 7 (18.42%) Splunk
10 6 (15.79%) Palo Alto
10 6 (15.79%) Sybase
11 5 (13.16%) Dell
11 5 (13.16%) MuleSoft
12 4 (10.53%) BMC
12 4 (10.53%) CyberArk
12 4 (10.53%) Qualys
12 4 (10.53%) SaltStack